Thursday, January 9, 2020

Martin Lawrence Dismisses Past Tisha Campbell Lawsuit As "Bullshit"

Martin Lawrence has denied Tisha Campbell’s sexual harassment lawsuit caused the cancellation of their hit show Martin and called her past claims “bullshit.”

While on the promotional run for his upcoming film Bad Boys For Life Lawrence addressed his former co-star’s suit in an interview with GQ.

“None of that was true,” he said. “It was all a lot of bullshit. Just whoever’s side it was, it was bullshit.”

Campbell sued her onscreen husband for sexual harassment in January 1997, claiming she’d experienced “obsessive” physical and emotional harm. Lawrence denied all allegations, and the suit was settled a few months later.

Many believed Campbell’s contentious suit was the reason Martin ended in its fifth season, but Lawrence refuted this notion.

“So I just decided to walk away from the show,” he stated. “I just decided to end it. People said that I got canceled but that wasn’t the case. I decided to just leave the show.”

Two decades after the series ended, Lawrence and Campbell sparked rumors of a Martin reboot when they were spotted together in Burbank, California in 2018.

“I love Tisha,” Lawrence said of their relationship. “I’ve seen her then and now, now and then, always with nothing but love. I have nothing but love for her, and I always have.”